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Salina Man Killed in Motorcycle Wreck at Wilson Lake

Fatal CrashOne man was killed in a motorcycle wreck Saturday morning near the Highway 232/181 intersection at Wilson Lake according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.

At approximately 11:50 AM Saturday, Russell County 911 Dispatch received a report of a motorcycle accident near the east end of the Wilson Lake Dam.

Officers from the Russell County Sheriff's Office along with Russell County EMS, Lucas and Russell Fire, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and US Corps of Engineers responded.

Upon arriving at the scene, it was found the accident occurred just south of the 232/181 intersection and involved a single motorcycle driven by 64-year-old Dennis C. Knouf of Salina.

According to a Sheriff's Office press release, Knouf was traveling north on Highway 232 when his motorcycle went into the east ditch and wrecked coming to rest just south of the intersection.

Knouf was pronounced dead at the accident scene by the Coroner's Office.

He was wearing a helmet.

A further investigation as to the cause of the wreck continues.

(Information courtesy of Russell County Sheriff's Office, Content copyright KRSL Russell Radio)

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